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The MAD Art of Caricature with Tom Richmond

Friday, August 3, 2012, 7pm to 9pm
Cartoon Art Museum
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The MAD Art of Caricature

with Tom Richmond

Cartoon Art Museum Event:  Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm
$5 general public, two-for-one admission for Cartoon Art Museum members

San Francisco, CA:  The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes celebrated MAD artist and 2012 Reuben Award Winner Tom Richmond for a special look at his latest book, The MAD Art of Caricature on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  In this behind-the-scenes look at his long awaited how-to-draw-caricatures book, Richmond shares his secrets to drawing great caricatures for live events, published illustrations, and MAD!  Copies of Richmond’s book will be available for purchase the night of the event.

Admission to this event is $5 for the general public, and Cartoon Art Museum members will receive two-for-one admission.  Advance reservations are recommended.  Please visit <> to purchase advance tickets.  

About the exhibition:

In 1952, editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines launched MAD, one of the most influential and imitated humor publications in the world.  Originally created to parody popular TV shows, movies and, inevitably, comic books, MAD soon expanded into a wide-ranging satire of modern American culture. Features like the MAD Fold-In, "Spy vs. Spy," the wacky sound effects of "MAD's Maddest Artist" Don Martin, the “marginal” cartoons of Sergio Aragones, and the motto "What, me worry?" have become indelible parts of popular culture, and the magazine's mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, is one of the world's most recognizable faces.

The Cartoon Art Museum's latest exhibition, What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD celebrates the rich history of MAD from the original comic book through the black-and-white magazine to its latest incarnation as a full-color bi-monthly publication supplemented by online content.  This is the museum’s first exhibition to include both the MAD comic book and magazine.       

The MAD creators, known affectionately as “The Usual Gang of Idiots,” are among the most highly regarded in the cartooning world, and works from nearly every major MAD contributor will be featured in this gallery.  Exhibition highlights include cover artwork by MAD creator Harvey Kurtzman; pages from the MAD comic book by Will Elder and John Severin; early magazine-era artwork by famed artists Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Wally Wood and George Woodbridge; MAD Fold-ins by Al Jaffee; painted covers by Sergio Aragonés, Jack Davis, Kelly Freas, Norman Mingo and Jack Rickard; The Ligher Side of... by Dave Berg; Spy vs. Spy by Antonio Prohias; a look at Tom Richmond’s creative process; the dazzling caricatures of Sam Viviano; comics from contemporary contributors Peter Kuper, Ted Rall, Keith Knight and Joey Allison Sayers; a look at MAD Magazine around the world; and much, much more!

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Friday, August 3, 2012
7:00pm to 9:00pm PDT

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105, USA


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